Book Reviews

Book Review: Utopia

by Thomas More             I wasn’t sure what to expect when reading this book.  I’d read it was a satire and then the guy who wrote the introduction to the version I was reading insisted it wasn’t...

Book Review: The Drama of Atheist Humanism

by Henri De Lubac             Henri de Lubac wrote most of this book while living in Nazi occupied France.  It traces the roots of the “New Atheism” back to its beginnings starting as far back as...

Book Review: A Lion to Guard Us

by Clyde Robert Bulla             Amanda, about 10 I think, and her two younger siblings (8 and 6) were living in the house of their mother’s employer.  Their mother was very ill so Amanda was doing what she could as a kitchen girl to earn their keep.  Her father had...

Book Review: The Family Under the Bridge

by Natalie Savage Carlson             I was hoping for a lovely little story for our Christmas read aloud and boy was I not disappointed.  This book was charming, funny and profound but without...
Book Review: The Common Man

Book Review: The Common Man

by GK Chesterton This book is a collection of about 44 essays on subjects ranging from the common man to necromancy to Elizabeth Barrett Browning to nudism to match making historical figures and how they're getting together may have changed history. Needless to say, I...

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Book Review: The Vikings

Book Review: The Vikings

by: Elizabeth Janeway             This was a pretty good book.  I read it aloud to my 4th grader for his history and I think we both considered it time well spent.  Probably me more than he but only because he’s a young boy who would rather be up to his armpits in...

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Book Review: Confessions (F.J. Sheed translation)

Book Review: Confessions (F.J. Sheed translation)

by Saint Augustine of Hippo             I’ve tried a couple of translations of this book over the years and I’m not sure if I’m just in a place where my mind was finally ready for this book or if it was Sheed’s translation, but I really clicked with this book.  I’ve...

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Book Review: Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Book Review: Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls

by Dr. John Bergsma I got this for Christmas. It was as great as I hoped it would be.Doctor Bergsma is an Old Testament and Dead Sea Scrolls specialist and a teacher at Franciscan University. You can tell how fascinating and exciting he finds all this and his...

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Book Review: Fearing the Stigmata

Book Review: Fearing the Stigmata

by Matt Weber It does seem that really young people and really old people have a good handle on their faith/life whereas those of us in the middle are still working on how to Catholic in our post-Christian culture.This book was about one man’s story of searching for...

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Book Review: Amos Fortune: Free Man

Book Review: Amos Fortune: Free Man

by Elizabeth Yates This book was excellent! One of my favorite things about the curriculum we use is the heavy use of books like this one that do a great job of bringing the historical context to life.So with this book, we were taken from a village in Africa where...

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Book Review:The Whipping Boy

Book Review:The Whipping Boy

by Sid Fleischman  When buying books for the next school year, there was a Sid Fleischman book on the list that I purchased which must have been what made Ebay suggest “The Whipping Boy” to me. I forgot all about this book! It was one of my favorites as a kid.Happily,...

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